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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

Xanax (alprazolam): An intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, it is used more often for panic disorder. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: alprazolam?

Not a fan of it: Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, not on daily basis. ...Read more

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What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

ANXIETY: Xanax (alprazolam) is usefulin reducing anxiety. However, if anxiety is a problem, the cause of the problem is important -because when you know how something works and why, you can dosomething about it. Work out what this is about in therapy and maybe you won't need the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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What is half of a 0.5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

What is half of a 0.5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

0.25 mg: 0.5 mg/2 = 0.25 mg; 0.25 mg+.0.25 mg = 0.5 mg ...Read more

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Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

No: The safety of any medication depends on its use or misuse. When taken as prescribed, for the treatment of a condition for which the medication is indicated for or deemed so by your doctor and closely monitored, the safety of any medication is improved. ...Read more

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Is lorazapan really that much stronger than alprazolam?

Is lorazapan really that much stronger than alprazolam?

No.: Lorazepam (Ativan) is not really stronger per se. It has a longer duration of action (4-6 hours vs 2-4 hours). Both can cause slowing or stopping of breathing if taken either in excess or with alcohol. Use caution with these medicines. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Puedo dejar de tomar alprazolam esta noche y comenzar manana con clonazepan? Podria tener efectos secundarios?

Puedo dejar de tomar alprazolam esta noche y comenzar manana con clonazepan? Podria tener efectos secundarios?

Dose Dependent: Switching to a long-acting benzodiazepine like Clonazepam from an ultra-short acting benzo like Alprazolam is common-place. You usually will not have withdrawal effects (depending on the initial dosage of alprazolam), but it may take a bit longer to fall asleep with the clonazepam. However, the Clonazepam will last longer and stay in your system during the entire night. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


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Cimetidine (Definition)

Cimetidine is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more